I can’t offer much commentary on this game. I was umpiring a baseball game so I only saw the last quarter when I stopped by a Buffalo Wild Wings down the street from the ballpark.
From what I hear the Magic got back on track shooting wise, and got a little of their swag back in the process. Kobe was hot hitting some ridiculous shots and then quickly turned cold.
I won’t find out much more than that because whether the Lakers win or lose I tend not to watch much coverage between games. There is too much talking and over analyzing for me as commentators dissect every part of the game and speak fatalistically for the losing team. The game is just the game. It can turn with little things like shots going in. The same people throwing dirt on Orlando’s grave will now speak as if the Lakers are on the brink of elimination.
These are pros. But it’s still a game played by humans so you never know. I know that’s not sexy but anything else is fantasy.
Barring a rainout on Thursday, I should at least get to catch the next game by halftime by the latest.